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Job title: Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Social Acquisition Project Assistant (or “JEDI Project Intern”)
Project: JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) Social Acquisition Project
Reports to: JEDI Project Coordinator, Executive Director, and/or Communications and Member Services Manager
Status: Term, May 1 to October 27, 2023 (26 weeks/ 6 months)
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Applicants must be:
- Involuntarily not in education, employment or training (NEET) and/or underemployed
- A youth experiencing barriers to employment
- Between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of placement
- Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or protected persons as defined by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
- Legally entitled to work in Canada
- Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations
The JEDI Intern will work to help execute the main goals and objectives of the JEDI Social Acquisition* Project as well as assist with other tasks as reasonably required by CWCF staff (mainly the Executive Director, Communications Team, & JEDI Project Coordinator).
The JEDI Social Acquisition Project itself, is positioned to strengthen the network of expertise within the Social Innovation and Social Finance (SI/SF) community serving equity-denied groups (EDGs) such as, but not limited to: women, BIPOC, Indigenous, LGBTQ2S+, Newcomers, Visible Minorities, Differently Abled People and Youth. The project goals serve to encourage the exposure of new members of EDGs to the Social Purpose Organization (SPO) and Social Enterprise models, with the hope of 1 individual or group eventually choosing to convert their traditional business to any type of SPO.
The employment opportunity will allow the individual to explore their sense of belonging within the SPO space, while helping others arrive at that same realization through the creation of tailored education materials, research, & the possible delivery of group presentations. The JEDI Intern will have the opportunity to meet with other members of EDGs, and make meaningful connections with those who share a passion for the cause. This position best suits an inquisitive individual who is interested in building a people-centric, democratized economy, believes in the vision of SPOs and Social Enterprises, and is a strong team player.
*Social Acquisition/Business Conversion means the conversion of conventional businesses to co-operatives and other enterprise models in the social and solidarity economy (collectively known as Social Purpose Organizations or “SPOs”)
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